Category Archives: daily awesome

Things I Want to Punch In The Face (TIWTPITF)

There was an awesome list. The  Daily Awesome of things I found humorous or simple in their charm or generosity of spirit.  It’s gone, because I’ve been grumpy (shad-up I’m working on it) but not forgotten and it still rears its head occasionally.  Now it’s definitely been replaced by the “Things I Want To Punch In The Face” (TIWTPITF) list that I have a feeling will be showcasing itself on this space on a more regular basis (while I work on my inner shit peace). Thank you for attention. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

PS: Get off my lawn!

PPS: Someone much smarter than me even has a book and a website. http://thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.ca/

Things I Want to Punch in the Face

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Daily Awesome = Llamas and Centaurs

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

What goes through your mind while driving? Mine is a strange mix of things I have to do, where I’m going and apparently too many fantasy movies! Driving into work today I saw a black llama cross the road. It looked like a rather small llama, all black with four stubby legs and tall neck. Then as he (because it never occurred to me that it would be a she llama) crossed the road he disappeared in front of the cars ahead of me.  

As he emerge on the other side of the cars he turned into a centaur. Definitely a male looking centaur (so I was obviously correct in my original male llama assumption). By this time I am laughing to myself.  Now in all seriousness I knew it wasn’t an actual llama or a centaur.  As I got closer the guy in a black shirt and his black dog finally got to the other side of the street and divided into two separate entities. I thought how interesting it is what people can see. Fact or Fiction? I saw both a llama and a centaur today. Awesome!

White centaur Women's T-Shirts

PS – I was wearing my glasses, perhaps they need a good cleaning.

Daily Awesome = Space Oddity IN SPACE!

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

Commander Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.  His tour is over and he is coming home to Earth but not before he left us with one final video. Not sure why I avoided it all day. Perhaps I felt it might be cheesy even when everyone said it was so good. Chris sings a revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity IN SPACE!!  Commander Chris Hadfield you are AWESOME!

Daily Awesome = Swancers Unite

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

So what happens when your swimmer kids have long waits between events?  Well those funny, goofy swimmers make a dance and become “Swancers.” Check out this little bit of deck dancing. I think it’s awesome!

Daily Awesome = Parent Volunteers

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

Today is Day 3 of the Halton Hills Blue Fins hosted Gord Bassett Invitational long course swim meet in Hamilton.  Our team of parent volunteers is AMAZING!  Despite long hours, minor setbacks and even fire alarms this group of wonderful, dedicated coaches and parent volunteers work hard for YOUR kids.  A BIG thank you today to coaches and parents!!! You are AWESOME!

Daily Awesome = Join the Dark Side

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

Sometimes a picture says it all, or these days a meme with words on the picture.  So really no explanation needed other than any day you can see this, on the street, is AWESOME!

Daily Awesome = Sights and Sounds

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

Today it arrived – Spring.  Officially it happened over a week ago but it sure as heck didn’t feel like it until today.  The birds chirping, kids playing,  people walking and the best part – the warm sun shining on my face –  made it awesome! 

 

Daily Awesome = Conversation

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

I’m busy. Your busy. We’re all busy. There is never enough time it seems and most of it is by our own doing if we are really honest with ourselves. Every once in a blue moon the  Evil Genius and I get time to reconnect. Last night we had a CONVERSATION. You know that thing you do when you actually talk with someone not just at them. I think it really goes a long way in the maintenance of a marriage.  

Daily Awesome = Cupcakes

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

I was feeling a little dejected and low.  I came home after work and said hello to my girlies as usual.  My oldest asked me how my days was.  I said, “fine, but I have a headache.”  She then asked me if I needed a hug? Of course I accepted. 

I went upstairs to lie down.  I must have fallen asleep.  I woke up to the sound of tinkering from the kitchen.  I came downstairs and my girles said, “aww, we were going to surprise you when it was ready.”  The Evil Genius was making dinner and my girlies were making cupcakes.  I could taste the love.

Daily Awesome = Awesome

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

I’ve been writing my “awesomes” for a while now.  They started out on Facebook and I started doing them even before I heard of Neil Paricha and The Book of Awesome.  I found there was a lot of negativity on FB and I’m not going to lie, sometimes I’ve contributed to that but most of the time I’m a fairly positive person.  I think I’m more of a realist than an optimist but I managed to find something great in my day.  Not every day but most days.

I’ve noticed a trend.  There are people on my FB feed using it too.  They are finding the awesome in meaningful but small ways.  It’s not really “mine” to take credit for it but some people are also tagging me in their “awesome” posts which is kind of awesome!  Enjoy your day and I hope you can take a moment to find the pleasure and awesome in your ordinary world.